There are difficulties keeping abreast of Last Generation / Letzte Generation activities in Germany since they are often reported only in the German language. I’ve used online translation for this article but it certainly appears that Last Generation are very active at the moment.
Activists glued themselves to the Autobahn
The south-east tangent (A23) was blocked by climate activists of the “last generation” on Monday morning. Both directions of travel were affected by the action. Traffic collapsed at times.
There were protests in a total of six places today, 40 people were involved in the protests, according to “Last Generation”. “The first blockades began today at half past seven in the morning, we were at Altmannsdorfer Ast until ten to nine,” said “Last Generation” spokesman David Sonnenbaum.
It’s about “reminding the government of its legal obligation to protect the population,” continued “Last Generation” spokesman Florian Wagner. The climate activists drove to the southeast tangent in vehicles. There they got out and glued themselves.
The result of the action was the temporary closure of the A23 at the Absberg tunnel not far from the roundabout. Commuters had to dodge the S1 over a large area. Also on the S1 it jammed later. “We have always assigned police officers just in case,” police spokesman Markus Dittrich told wien.ORF.at. More than 20 arrests were made.
Previously, there had already been no progress in either direction on the A23 to Vösendorf or the Prater junction. The west entrance was also a traffic jam hotspot. The police reported blockades at Altmannsdorfer Ast, at Schönbrunn Palace and at Schüttelstrasse. According to Radio Vienna Traffic Information, there were severe delays in early traffic.
“The richest are ruining our future”
“The richest are ruining our future,” read one of the activists’ banners. An indication that in Austria the emissions of the richest percent of the population have increased by a whopping 45 percent since 1990, while the majority of the population today cause less CO2, according to the “Last Generation”. On Tuesday, the activists will announce further planned protests.